The idea behind the middle screen webcam is to put a camera in the center of the monitor so you can make eye contact with people on video calls. There are several different ways to accomplish this, but all involve mounting a camera on your monitor. Some use goosenecks to get the camera into the right position, others mount it on a stand that can be placed in the center of the screen, and still others use clear mounting hardware so you can see what’s on your monitor even when the camera is mounted in the center. One company that has come up with a solution for this is called PlexiCam, which you can order from their website.
The PlexiCam has a nice design, but it doesn’t always work the way you want it to because the clear mounting hardware can block parts of your screen. It can also be difficult to mount on a flat surface because the base has to sit on top of the monitor. Another issue with this approach is that it can obstruct the area where you place your video call window, so you might have to compromise on the size of the window to achieve the desired level of eye contact.
Another option is to try a new type of webcam called the Center Cam. This is a small, adjustable webcam that uses special eye-to-eye HD camera technology to provide a better human connection during online video-chats and calls. This is an interesting concept because it eliminates the dilemma of looking at other people in a video-call or looking at your webcam to make sure that everyone can see you. The only drawback with the Center Cam is that it’s a bit pricey and requires manual setup and adjustment, so it might be more hassle than you’re willing to take for the sake of getting a better connection during online meetings and videos.
The company behind the Center Cam has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for bringing this innovative webcam to market. If they can reach their funding goal, it will be the first time that anyone has developed a truly universal webcam that is designed to be used in a variety of situations to make sure that you’re connecting with other humans rather than just a computer screen. This webcam would have applications in business, healthcare, education, sales, and training, among many other areas, so it could really make a difference in the way that we communicate online. I’ll be keeping an eye on this project to see how it progresses. I hope to be able to write a review of it once it comes out. Good luck to them!